I prefer a controlled expansion, 240 grain HP for deer. I have taken 10 or so Whitetails with 240 grain Hornady XTP bullets from 44 Magnum revolvers and they get the job done for me. As others have said it?s more about placement than bullet. Broadside lung, heart or center shoulder will put them away. I always prefer a full penetration, exit wound.
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Handgun hunter since 1979 - haven't used a rifle since!
HHI member #992, NRA, SCI.